Oakland, CA, UNITED STATES
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The facility appears to have undergone little by way of change since it opened in the 1930's (the men's locker room is positively Spartan: it took me right back to my own schooldays in the 1960's). It serves to remind us of the efforts taken by enlightened politicians on both sides of the Atlantic to help alleviate the Great Depression through investment in public works programs.
Aside from the reminder of modern history that the pool provided for me, I thoroughly enjoyed swimming there. On my early morning weekday visits, the six lanes (two each for fast, medium, and slow) amply accommodated the level of demand: I never had to share a lane with more than three other swimmers. Friendly staff; floats, and pull buoys are available. However, take note of the 100 foot length, common for pools of the Temescal's age: if you want to swim 1,000 metres, you will need to do 33 lengths.